News for 2013-08-02

Friday, August 2, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Showdown: US Fast Food Workers Strike Shifts Debate Back to Poverty
Thousands of low wage fast food workers showed that they are ready for a fight this week as they walked off their jobs in seven cities across the country—the largest strike by fast food workers in U.S.
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[title] Criminalizing Compassion: How Ag-Gag Legislation Lets Corporations Set the Laws of the Land
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Today's Climate Change is 10X Faster Than Any Climate Shift Ever Recorded
The world's climate is changing 10 times faster than at any other point in the past 65 million years, Stanford climate scientists Noah Diffenbaugh and Chris Field have found in a new study published in Science .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Plan for New Nuclear Plant Dropped But Public Gets Fleeced $1.5 Billion
In a blow to the so-called "nuclear renaissance," Duke Energy announced on Thursday it was shelving its plans for a nuclear power plant in Levy County, Florida. That's the good news.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senator's Attempt to Define 'Real Journalism' Blasted By Journalists
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says a bill protecting reporters and their sources should only apply to 'real journalists,' declaring that WikiLeaks employees, and nonsalaried reporters, don't count.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Caught Cheating': Bennett Resignation Exposes Corruption of Corporate-Ed Agenda
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands of Pipeline Miles at Risk of Pegasus-Style Rupture That Spewed Tar Sands Into Arkansas Town
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[field_image_caption-raw] Stage Set for Next Battle Over GMO Corn in France
France's top administrative court overturned on Thursday a government ban on the cultivation of a genetically modified (GMO) corn made by American biotech giant Monsanto. In overturning the ban, the Counsel of the State said that a ban "can only be taken by a member state in case of an emergency or...
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[field_image_caption-raw] White House Closes Inquiry Into Afghan Massacre – and Will Release No Details
Soon after taking office, President Obama pledged to open a new inquiry into the deaths of perhaps thousands of Taliban prisoners of war at the hands of U.S.-allied Afghan fighters in late 2001.
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[field_image_caption-raw] No, says State Dept., Drone Attacks in Pakistan Will Not Be Ending 'Very, Very Soon'
Following comments made by Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday, in which he said U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Massacres, Kerry Gives Glowing Endorsement of Egypt Military
US Secretary of State John Kerry signaled his strong support for the Egyptian military in the midst of military and 'security force' crackdowns that have left over 300 people dead , includin
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[title] Company Responsible for Deadly Oil Train Crash Says It Won't Pay, TransCanada Pushes Pipeline Deal
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[field_image_caption-raw] Going East! Transcanada to Build Tar Sands Pipeline to Atlantic
With the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline uncertain and under financial pressure to find export terminals so to justify expansion of vast tar sands operations in Alberta, the Canadian pipeline company—with backing from the Harper government— announced on Thursday that it will seek to build an...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Growing Concern on Spying, a Vague Terror Warning
UPDATE (12:50 PM EST):
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